KEYS Job Centre: Helping businesses to grow and succeed.
KEYS Job Centre in Kingston assists over 4,000 job seekers and 1,000 employers on an annual basis. With over 35 years of experience, KEYS is dedicated to supporting the hiring and training needs of businesses in our community.
“We know our local businesses and understand our role in the economic development of this region,” says Ophelia Rigault, who is often the first point of contact for employers at KEYS. “The KEYS team is here to help employers recruit and retain employees and to access a variety of government programs, which can save them time and money.”
Through KEYS, employers are able to connect with a diverse and talented pool of job seekers. Not only are employers able to fill positions quickly by using the online job board, staff can also accept resumes on behalf of employers and short-list candidates based on needs. KEYS staff are well-versed in accessing financial incentives such as the Canada- Ontario Job Grant and organizing engaging hiring events for employer. They are also experts at offering occupation-specific training to job seekers and can facilitate access to apprenticeship signing bonuses and training tax credits.
All of these initiatives are targeted at developing and training the skilled and competitive workforce of the future. “We are excited to offer these funding opportunities and value our role in helping employers to invest in and develop their workforce. These programs are another way KEYS Job Centre can strengthen community economic development and help businesses grow and succeed,” says Gillian Watters, Program Director at KEYS.